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Rising Star 2014

Media Release Tuesday 4 February 2014

Irish pianist Nadene Fiorentini awarded the National Concert Hall ‘Rising Star’ for 2014

The National Concert Hall announces pianist Nadene Fiorentini, from Donegal, as its ‘Rising Star’ recitalist for 2014.

By awarding it annually to promising young Irish musicians, The National Concert Hall recognises and publicly applauds the work of young artists by providing a platform for musicians to perform. For her upcoming ‘Rising Star’ recital on Thursday 20th March at the National Concert Hall, Nadene will perform Haydn’s Sonata in B minor, Brahms’ 6 Klavierstucke Op. 118 and Chopin’s piano sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58.

CEO of The National Concert Hall Simon Taylor says “We are delighted to bestow the National Concert Hall Rising Star Award to such a remarkable and gifted young pianist as Nadene. As the leading venue for the performance of music in Ireland, the National Concert Hall takes pride in providing such an opportunity for Irish musicians and to support their efforts in establishing a musical career”.

Since becoming the highest placed Irish competitor at the Dublin International Piano Competition in 2012, Nadene has been in increasing demand as both a soloist and accompanist. Currently studying for a Doctorate of Performance in Music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM), Nadene was recently appointed as an examiner for the RIAM, where she also teaches piano and works as an accompanist. 

Previous recipients of The National Concert Hall Rising Star Award include: 2013 winner Brian O’Kane (cello), 2012 winner Claudia Boyle (soprano), 2011 winner Fiachra Garvey (piano), 2010 winner Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano), 2009 winner Redmond O’Toole, (guitar), 2008 winner Michael McHale (piano), 2007 winner Emer McDonough (flute), 2006 winner Elizabeth Cooney (violin) and 2005 winner Cathal Breslin (piano).

Haydn   Sonata in B minor Hob XVI: 32
Brahms 6 Klavierstucke Op. 118
Chopin  Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58

Tickets: €15 (Concessions: €10)
20% discount for Groups of 10 or more
Admission free for Friends of The National Concert Hall (limited to 2 per Friend and subject to availability) The National Concert Hall Box Office 01-417 0000 or ONLINE

For further information or imagery please contact: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, The National Concert Hall Tel: 01 417 0057/ 087 1775334